Ex-Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs outfielder Dwight Smith dies at 58

Dwight Smith, a runner-up for NL rookie of the year who played on Atlanta's World Series-winning team in 1995, died Friday, the Braves announced.

He was 58 years old they said

The Braves said the former outfielder and pinch-hitting specialist died of congestive heart and lung failure.

Smith played in the big leagues for eight years, starting out with the Chicago Cubs, splitting a season between the Angels and Baltimore Orioles before joining the Braves for his final two seasons.

Smith played in the big leagues for eight years, starting out with the Chicago Cubs, splitting a season between the Angels and Baltimore Orioles before joining the Braves for his final two seasons.

His son, Dwight Jr., has also spent time in majors, most recently with Baltimore in 2020 

The elder Smith served mostly as a pinch-hitter with the Braves in 1995, hitting .252 with three homers and 21 RBI in 103 games. 

Atlanta defeated Cleveland in six games to win the World Series, with Smith appearing three times as a pinch-hitter. He went 1 for 2 with a walk.

"Dwight was also a beloved alumni member, and his infectious smile will be missed around Truist Park," the team added.

Kim Kadarshian-  The Undercover Lover